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Paleo Sweet Potato Pie

Easy Paleo Sweet Potato Pie with a grain-free crust is a silky, smooth magically spiced perfectly sweet pie. You’d never guess this dairy-free, refined sugar-free pie recipe is actually healthier for you! Make it on repeat during the fall and winter months, and for the holidays in particular!

Paleo Sweet Potato Pie - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free healthier pie recipe. Make it during the fall and winter and for any holiday feast!

Much like my love for Sweet Potato Casserole, my complete adoration for sweet potato pie knows no bounds.

In fact, I typically make a few throughout the fall and winter months with no occasion necessary. I feel it is fit for daily healthy eating as it is actually not too shabby for the ol’ bod!

This isn’t our first foray into sweet potato pie on this site, oh no. 

My Silky Sweet Potato Pie evolved into a Chai-Spiced Vegan Sweet Potato Pie and then got drunk for this Vegan Bourbon Orange Sweet Potato Pie.

What makes this recipe different from the other three is a bit of simplification and perfectionism.

I do believe this and my Healthy Pumpkin Pie are tied for my favorite pie to share with friends and family.

Healthy Paleo Sweet Potato Pie made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and delicious. Silky smooth and easy to prepare. An amazing holiday dessert!

Let’s take a gander at the straightforward list of ingredients.

Healthy Sweet Potato Pie Ingredients:

For the sweet potato pie filling: cooked sweet potatoes, eggs, pure maple syrup, canned full-fat coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice, fresh ginger, vanilla extract, a touch of sea salt.
 

The filling turns out perfectly sweet, warmly-spiced and custardy. If you like sweeter pies, you can add more pure maple syrup. You can add orange zest if you like it or ramp up the amount of ginger if you’re a fan.

If you do dairy, replace the canned coconut milk with cream. You can replace the pure maple syrup with brown sugar if you aren’t paleo.

For the pie crust: Coconut flour, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, and sea salt.

This pie crust turns out nice and dense yet flaky, just like a good pie crust should be. It also has a buttery flavor in spite of being dairy-free.

If you prefer using almond flour over coconut flour, use my Almond Flour Pie Crust recipe instead!

You can easily replace the coconut oil with melted butter if you aren’t dairy-free.

Now that we have the ingredients dialed in, let’s bake this pie!

Grain-free dairy-free healthy Sweet Potato Casserole made paleo friendly

How to Make Paleo Sweet Potato Pie:

Begin by making your pie crust. I have included instructions for my Coconut Flour Pie Crust, but you can use my Almond Flour Pie Crust instead if you prefer almond flour.

Prepare the Coconut Flour Pie Crust:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan.

Add the coconut flour, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt to a stand mixer (or food processor) and beat until combined. 

Add coconut flour, coconut oil and pure maple syrup to a stand mixer and beat

Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs. Beat until completely combined and a thick dough forms.

Finished dough in a stand mixer

Use your hands to press the dough into the pie pan into an even layer. There is enough pie dough to form sides and create a pleated edge.

Poke the dough several times with a fork – this ensures it will bake evenly and will not bow out during the baking process.

Coconut flour crust for sweet potato pie

 

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 10 to 13 minutes, just until the crust begins to show a little color.

Remove the pie crust from the oven and allow it to cool before proceeding with the rest of your pie recipe.

Make the Sweet Potato Pie Filling:

Cook the sweet potato according to your favorite method. I chop mine up and boil it for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is very tender. Remove and discard the peel either before or after cooking (I discard mine after boiling the potato).

Mash the sweet potato in a measuring cup to be sure you have 2 cups worth. Transfer the mashed sweet potato to a high-powered blender along with the rest of the ingredients for the pie filling. Blend until completely smooth.

Sweet potato pie filling blended in a blender

Make the Pie:

Pour the sweet potato pie filling into the prepared pie crust. Use thin sheets of foil to cover the edges of the pie such that the pie crust is protected (leave the center of the pie open).

Transfer sweet potato pie filling to the prepared crust and smooth into an even layer

As an alternative, you can cover the whole pie with foil, but note that the pie filling will rise as it bakes and will therefore sometimes stick to the foil if fully covered.

Bake the pie at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pie has set up in the center. 

sweet potato pie with foil around the edges to protect pie crust

Allow the pie to cool then transfer to the refrigerator and chill until completely cool.

Serve with homemade or store-bought whipped cream and enjoy! I use store-bought or make my Coconut Whipped Cream.

Paleo Sweet Potato Pie - a healthy sweet potato pie recipe that is grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Silky smooth and delicious!

Can I Make this Pie Vegan?:

Yes, absolutely! To do so, use your favorite vegan pie crust recipe (mine contains eggs) and replace the eggs in the sweet potato filling with 3 tablespoons of tapioca flour or cornstarch.

Prep Ahead:

If you like breaking recipes into parts, this one is great for that! The sweet potatoes can be cooked up to 4 days ahead of time (for the best result) and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to compile the pie. 

You can also prepare the pie crust dough up to 4 days ahead of time and store it as a ball of dough covered in plastic in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the pie. 

And that’s it! Everything you need to know about this special adventure. I hope you love this pie as much as we do!

Healthy Sweet Potato Pie recipe made paleo friendly - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and delicious. A lovely holiday dessert recipe

More Healthy Pie Recipes:

I hope you love this luscious custardy silky healthy sweet potato pie as much as I do!

If you make this sweet potato pie recipe, feel free to share a photo on Instagram and tag me @The.Roasted.Root!

Paleo Sweet Potato Pie - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free healthier pie recipe. Make it during the fall and winter and for any holiday feast!

Paleo Sweet Potato Pie

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A silky smooth custardy deliciously flavorful healthy sweet potato pie recipe, perfect for any occasion or non-occasion.

Ingredients

Coconut Flour Pie Crust:

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup coconut oil, solid
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Sweet Potato Pie Filling:

  • 2 cups mashed sweet potato
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated (or finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Prepare the Coconut Flour Pie Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan.
  2. Add the coconut flour, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt to a stand mixer (or food processor) and beat until combined. 
  3. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs. Beat until completely combined and a thick dough forms.
  4. Use your hands to press the dough into the pie pan into an even layer. There is enough pie dough to form sides and create a pleated edge.
  5. Poke the dough several times with a fork.
  6. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 10 to 13 minutes, just until the crust begins to show a little color.
  7. Remove the pie crust from the oven and allow it to cool while preparing the rest of the pie recipe.

Make the Sweet Potato Pie Filling:

  1. Cook the sweet potato according to your favorite method. I chop mine up and boil it for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is very tender. Remove and discard the peel either before or after cooking.
  2. Mash the sweet potato in a measuring cup to be sure you have 2 cups worth. Transfer the mashed sweet potato to a high-powered blender along with the rest of the ingredients for the pie filling. Blend until completely smooth.

Make the Pie:

  1. Pour the sweet potato pie filling into the prepared pie crust. Use thin sheets of foil to cover the edges of the pie such that the pie crust is protected (leave the center of the pie open).
  2. Bake the pie at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pie has set up in the center. 
  3. Allow the pie to cool then transfer to the refrigerator and chill until completely cool.
  4. Serve with homemade or store-bought whipped cream and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1 of 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 22gCarbohydrates 27gNet Carbohydrates 22gFiber 5gSugar 16gProtein 6g
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Sylvia W

Thursday 25th of November 2021

Oh my! This is definitely getting made ASAP! I've always preferred sweet potato pie to pumpkin (small margin but still....) and this pushes all the right buttons for me! Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Julia

Thursday 25th of November 2021

I'm so happy to hear you're excited about it, Sylvia! I feel the same way - it's a close call between pumpkin and sweet potato pie. I hope you love this one! Happy Thanksgiving! xoxo :D

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